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post #141 of 220

Hi Everyone!

My guests are gone so I will be much more faithful about being on the boards.

LESLIE! Three's great. I really don't think your going to regret not putting in four. Hurrah! PUPO Good luck with the 2ww.

I guess it's time for me to start the "IVF in June" thread but I really feel like sticking around this one. My stims are going pretty well but this time I was instructed to do all my meds in the stomach (last time we did legs and stomach) and I feel like I have already run out of room. Between the Lupron shots and two days of being on Repronex and Gonal F, my stomach has so many sore places that I don't know where to go next.
post #142 of 220
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Originally Posted by Leslie in Chicago
thanks everybody!

TMI alert

Does the PIO make everyone constipated? It's only been three days on the stuff and wham! No one warned me about this part. I'm a pretty high-fiber gal to begin with, but I'm gonna have to take more, um, assertive measures. Any tips in this department?
Leslie,

I am so glad you asked this question! I have definitely been blocked up too. I had a bout of diarrhea this afternoon and was just glad for the relief!
post #143 of 220
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Originally Posted by Alisa
My stims are going pretty well but this time I was instructed to do all my meds in the stomach (last time we did legs and stomach) and I feel like I have already run out of room. Between the Lupron shots and two days of being on Repronex and Gonal F, my stomach has so many sore places that I don't know where to go next.
Did they advise all in the belly so they would be closer to where they are supposed to go?

Here's a piece of advice to anyone who can use it: Don't put a needle into a spot where you are bruised from previous shots. If you have run out of room, do the best you can. DH gave me one on a bruise and he had to practically peel me off the ceiling! Yeouch!

Alisa, I hear you. I just kept telling myself that it would all be over with soon.
post #144 of 220
Thread Starter 
After reading Korin's note, I was wondering if maybe the PIO wasn't the culprit--it could just as well have been the Medrol or antibiotics or intentional inactivity. But since you're having this experience too, Megan...perhaps there is a connection.

So I busted out of cabin fever last night and had dh drive me to the local health food store. Stocked up on dried apricots & plums and settled for a fiber capsule supplement. :

hey Alisa~ I'd love to stick together through this process--so if you want to start a "June" thread, I'll go with you. Or we can just keep this one going. I hear you about running out of room on the belly--we did all our shots there, too. I was bruised & welted just about everywhere. Are you icing? I seriously numbed everything before each shot and it seemed to help. And thanks so much for saying that I won't regret the number--that is so kind and I really needed to hear it!!!

[ok--dried fruit seems to be working! more later...]
post #145 of 220
[QUOTE=CorbinsMama]Did they advise all in the belly so they would be closer to where they are supposed to go?

Yeah, the nurse said that when injecting in the stomach the stims are going right into the area that they need to be. I don't know if it really makes a difference, though. I suppose they know what they are doing. My last IVF adventure I stimmed fine with leg and stomach shots (but I didn't get 28, I'm still amazed with that number ) We got 14 and that still seems like plenty.
post #146 of 220
Thread Starter 
Jenn ~ How's it going? Isn't your test this week?
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My blood work is tomorrow and I don't want to go. I know I am not pregnant and I don't want them to tell me what I already know. I am feeling so sad today. I don't know why but I just don't think I am pregnant.



Jenn
post #148 of 220
Thread Starter 
Jenn

I'm so sorry to hear that's how you're feeling - it breaks my heart. I hate to put it this way, but I really really really hope you're wrong. Is it a gut level feeling or are there any other signs?
post #149 of 220


Jenn, I am so sorry you are feeling so down. I hope you are wrong, but you know your body.

I knew way before I took the bloodtest too. I felt guilty when I got the results, like maybe I was responsible for the embryo not taking because I didn't beelieve hard enough. The nurse was great though and she said that a lot of women report "knowing" they weren't pregnant and that it is related to the hormones.

I send you big hugs and hope , hope, hope your body is sending you the wrong signal. You are still pupo as far as I'm concerned.

I have big broad shoulders if you need to lean on them and give yourself a rest.
post #150 of 220
Jenn~ I didn't think I was pregnant either when I went in for my beta. I started bleeding the day before and was pretty depressed that I even had to drive somewhere for a blood test. Hang in there...I was wrong. I'm hoping you are wrong too!
post #151 of 220
Oh, Jenn. I too hope you are wrong. I'll be thinking of you.
post #152 of 220
Jenn I'm hoping you're wrong and sending lots of : and love.
I felt pretty sure a few days before that I was pregnant.... then the day before the test I just hit a wall and was so scared and depressed and knew I wasn't. Anything can happen, and I will be keeping the hope floating for you.
post #153 of 220
Thread Starter 
: I'll be "keeping the hope floating" for you, too.

I've been thinking about you all morning and sending lots of love and hope and :

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post #154 of 220
Thanks again guys. Dd and I just took a super long walk to get out of the house.

Thanks for all the good vibes. I am trying to be hopefull and I am really sorry to be such a downer.

Sticky vibes to everybody

jenn
post #155 of 220
Jenn,

I am keeping you in my thoughts especially tomorrow morning.

Even though you really don't feel pregnant, you never know until the numbers come in. Hang in there.

Sending a lot love and sticky vibes.
post #156 of 220
Good and Bad news.

The blood work said positive, but the HCG level is only at 5.8 which is very low. They wanted to see at least 100 so they think it is a chemical pregnancy. Again.

Having my blood work checked again on Friday to see what happens but I really think it isn't going to happen.

Jenn:
post #157 of 220


Jenn, I cannot tell you how sorry I am.

Can someone please tell me what a "chemical pregnancy" is?

I am thinking about you a lot, Jenn.
post #158 of 220
Thread Starter 
Jenn

I don't know what to say. I wish it was all good news. I'm afraid I don't know what a chemical pregnancy is either, though I've heard the term before. Is there any chance the numbers are just slow on the pick-up?

Wish I could actually give you a hug. Or ice cream. Or just something to help you feel better. I tried to find a smilie that fits for this situation but I'm not having any luck.

Hang in there, Jenn. I'm thinking of you.
post #159 of 220
Jenn. I'm sorry. I'll keep my hope high for you until friday.
post #160 of 220
Megan and Leslie, a chemical pregnancy is basically a very early miscarriage. A miscarriage before a detectable heartbeat. Lots of stuff on the net about biochemical and chemical pregnancy. Most people don't even know it happens but since we are being monitored so carefully they know.

Thanks for all the well wishes. I am hanging out for Friday too. Hoping for the best and prepared for the worst and ready to move on if we have to.

Jenn
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